China reported 11 new cases of the novel coronavirus and no new deaths on Saturday, the National Health Commission announced today.
The 11 new infections include five imported cases and six local cases. Of the latter, all but one were reported in Heilongjiang province, in China’s far northeast, on the Russian border.
There has been growing concern over cases coming into China from Russia, over fears they could spark a new outbreak in the north as most of the country returns to normal.
In addition to the 11 confirmed cases, 30 new asymptomatic cases were reported. Some 1,000 asymptomatic patients are still under medical observation around the country. China previously did not include those patients not showing symptoms in some of its tallies.
The total number of confirmed cases to date is 82,827, the NHC said.
Of those confirmed cases, 77,394 patients have recovered and been discharged.
The country’s official death toll stands at 4,632.